Responsibilities of the Deputy Fire Prevention Officer include performing fire safety inspections for adopted and foster children homes, adult group homes, commercial establishments, day care centers, public assembly buildings and residence buildings that are three stories and above; acting as a liaison to the City of Kent Fire Department and State Fire Marshal; investigating fire safety hazard and open complaints and inspecting building structures that may be insecure, unsafe or structurally defective.
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
(Generally meets the second Monday of the month)
Current Board Members are:
Sam Abell, Alternate
David Hansford, Chair
James Henry, Alternate
The Zoning Commission meets on an as needed basis. Check the calendar or contact the town hall to verify meeting dates.
Current Commission members are:
Douglas Hiestand, Alternate
Mary Organ, Chair
Judy Spencer, Alternate
Franklin Township regulates the use of land, the density of land use and the location of different types of development in order to preserve the health, safety and welfare of township residents and their property. The township has documented zoning requirements in the Franklin Township Zoning Resolution, the Township Zoning Map and the Zoning Fee Schedule. Further, the township has adopted The Franklin Township Exterior Property Maintenance Code which establishes standards for the maintenance of exterior surfaces and exterior functioning units of all structures and buildings within the Township.